Cascadia Research is a small, tax-exempt, non-profit organization that specializes in research on marine mammals. We do not offer employment openings in the traditional sense; all employees work on a project-by-project basis depending on contracts we have received and the type of expertise needed. Options for working with Cascadia consist of the following:
1) Internships: Cascadia Research sponsors volunteers and students who work with us for one or two academic quarters. These internships include participation in a variety of research projects for a total of 20-40 hours per week. Click here for information on internship availability and directions for how to apply.
2) Contract Employment: We occasionally need to hire researchers with specific expertise to work for a defined period on a project. We have an active pool of people that we usually hire from for these types of positions. We also keep on file résumés sent to us and review these should we be unable to fill a particular need with existing staff. Please email your resume or CV to Kiirsten Flynn (kflynn@CascadiaResearch.org) if you would like us to keep you on file should a position open that matches your qualifications (you may not get a reply).
3) Affiliated Researchers: Experienced independent researchers who have their own ideas for projects and funding, but are seeking a qualified organization to affiliate with, occasionally contact us. Cascadia seeks to conduct high quality scientific research for government agencies or other non-profit groups that provide information needed for protection of wildlife. Researchers seeking to affiliate with us should contact John Calambokidis (Calambokidis@CascadiaResearch.org) for consideration of whether their project and affiliation is consistent with our goals.
For general advice on pursuing a career in marine mammal science, please see http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/robin/advice.htm
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